Steven Subodha Nunez is a Dharma Teacher at the International Buddhist Meditation Center. He shares the Kammatthana Forest Tradition of Buddhism through the stories of the Buddha and his disciples and lessons from his own life and experiences, illustrating how the historical lessons of the Buddha are just as relevant today as they were 2,600 years ago.
In this Dhamma talk at the International Buddhist Meditation Center Los Angeles on November 19, 2023, Subodha talks about some questions he came across by lay Buddhists in regard to their spouses and romantic partners and attachment. Subodha touches upon the theme of letting go while being a layperson married and living in society.
Being Dependent on the World
In this Dhamma talk at IBMC on October 15, 2023, Subodha shares a concern that a friend of his shared that the Dhamma is harder to practice today in contemporary life than it was in the time of the Buddha and his disciples. Subodha gives an answer to this concern based on the conditions of the world and human nature today.
Seeing Lessons Everywhere
In this Dhamma talk at the IBMC Los Angeles on September 17, 2023, Subodha discusses how, once we are well established in the Dhamma and the Buddha's categorical truths, we are able to confidently derive Dhamma lessons from unlikely sources. Subodha then illustrates this by looking at The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz and relating the teachings there to the Dhamma.
Avoiding a Thicket of Views
In this talk at the International Buddhist Meditation Center Los Angeles on August 20, 2023, Subodha discusses the growing dichotomy between religion and science in our current discourse and how that has led to some Buddhists distancing themselves from Buddhism as a religion and turning to science to explain and prove Buddhist belief and practice with sometimes disastrous results. Subodha proposes a way to avoid the whole thicket of views entirely by not placing any limits on the Dhamma.
Trading Aging for the Ageless
In this Dhamma talk at the International Buddhist Meditation Center on July 16, 2023, Subodha reflects on getting older and the maturity that we often gain over the passage of years. This is contrasted with the maturity that comes from studying and practicing the Dhamma, which is an ageless maturity that can take us all the way to the deathless. Responsibility, friendliness, ardency, alertness, and mindfulness are some of the qualities discussed.
Start with Yourself
In this Dhamma talk at the International Buddhist Meditation Center Los Angeles on June 18, 2023, Subodha reflects on his complex relationship with Father's Day and the harmful messages from family and society that we internalize. Proposed as ways to think and act skillfully with ourselves and others are the psychological concept of reparenting, the Buddhist teachings on being an admirable friend to oneself, using the perception of not-self in determining what internal narratives are worth developing as we train our minds, and generating sincere goodwill and compassion for ourselves as a necessary component to having sincere goodwill and compassion for others.
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Great podcast, easy to follow. This guy tells very good stories and then ties it all in to Buddhism .
Best dharma podcast I’ve ever heard
Subodha communicates a detailed and dynamic interpretation of the dharma from often referenced primary sources. He speaks in clear English with great enunciation and a pleasant deep voice.